Growing up in the fiords of the south coast of Newfoundland, Marie learned the art of knitting at the early age of five. Far from the convenience of shopping malls and fashion outlets, creation of premium wool clothing was a common place necessity among the family, friends and neighbors in south coast communities. Today, Marie brings those traditional skills and designs and a creative flare just as her ancestors did before her. Marie has nurtured Marie's Knits from a solo venture to a cottage business employing 30 knitters offering traditional handcrafted fashions and modern machine knit styles. MarieÕs knitwear is popular among adults and children both in her native Newfoundland and throughout North America.